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Recently, over lunch with friends from overseas, a long discussion ensued about the behaviour and discipline - or lack thereof - of children these days. Far from being fuddy-duddies, the pregnant couple in their mid-30s said they would not raise their offspring in England, because the rudeness and lack of discipline among children there was horrific.
The New Age newspaper is full of surprises, as I discovered during a visit to the paper this week.
Younger children are experimenting with drugs more than ever in the history of South Africa, and it appears to be widely spread over the racial, cultural and economic sections of society. This is according to Superintendant Lobo das Neves, who presented a paper on the subject to teachers and parents at a seminar in Johannesburg earlier this month.
Invited as a VIP to a special lunch, Glenda Daniels gets a feeling of déjà vu.
But the trade union federation stops short of calling for a mandatory media tribunal.
A three-pronged attack by the government comes as self-scrutiny increases.
Public hearings on the secrecy Bill is your last chance to make your voice heard.
Video surveillance footage shot in the new Kimberley prison appears to show prison security personnel assaulting prisoners.